Chamber News

Croquet Business Challenge and Social
Thurs, Sept 15, 4 pm - 6 pm (or longer)
Food & Drink provided
FREE event for members

Join us for a fun evening of food, friends, networking, and yes - CHIEFS! We will have TVs for tailgating and game-watching as the Chiefs beat the LA Chargers.

The traveling trophy is up for grabs - we know that you want it in your office for the next 12 months - now's your chance!

Registration is required for food/drink count. BYOB is encouraged.
Sponsorships are available!

Upcoming Meetings and Events
September Chamber Lunch
Tues, Sept 13, 11:30 - 1 pm
Parkville YMCA
8875 Clark Avenue

Join us for lunch at the YMCA in Parkville to share a meal and hear from our speakers, Tina Chace with the Platte County EDC, and David Slater with the Clay County EDC.
Box lunch catered by Goodcents, Parkville location

Cost - $15 - includes lunch, tip, and drink

Coffee in the Park
Friday, Sept 23, 7:45 - 9:00 AM
Park University
McCoy Meetin' House

Join us on Fri, Sep 23 for our next Coffee in the Park. Featured speaker at this time is Scott Steele, Premier Martial Arts KC North. Additional speakers will be added soon and updated on the website.

Coffee and pastries provided.
Please register your attendance.

Premier Martial Arts KC North
Premier Martial Arts specializes in teaching children character development through the study of martial arts. Our unique curriculum combines the styles of Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Krav Maga, and Kickboxing to develop our students to be well-rounded martial artists. Self-defense, fitness, and character development is our goal to better empower your child to grow their confidence in themselves, self-discipline to do what they know they should, focus and concentration to enhance their school work, respect for others, and the perseverance to never give up on things when they become difficult.
Save the Dates -

Tue, Sep 13 - Chamber Lunch, Parkville YMCA
Wed, Sep 14 - Ribbon Cutting, Trinity Dermatologic & Plastic Surgery
Thu, Sep 15 - Business Challenge Croquet, 4 pm -6 pm
Thu, Sep 22 - Open House, Undo Skincare & Wellness Center - Celebrating 10 years!
Fri, Sep 23 - Coffee in the Park, McCoy Meetin' House
Wed, Sep 28 - Ribbon Cutting, Shelter Insurance, Carleton Voorhies, Agent
Wed, Oct 5 - CBC Blood Drive, 12 pm - 4 pm, Parkville City Hall Courtroom
Tue, Oct 11 - Chamber Lunch, Parkville YMCA, Dr. Mike Kimbrel, PHSD Superintendent, Catered by La Costa Mexicana
Member Announcements
Educational Therapy Center (ETC)

Effective Sept 1, Lorrie Wolf will be changing her role from the owner of ETC to a consulting role. The new owner, Cathy Denesia, brings a wealth of experience to this ongoing and growing business serving people with dyslexia. The curriculum and day-to-day tutoring will continue as it has these many years. Stop by to meet her at the downtown Parkville location or at the next Chamber event.

Lorrie - we wish you well in this next phase of your life! Thank you for all that you have done for the Parkville Area Community! We look forward to meeting Cathy as she carries on your vision.
2022 Northland Grandfamilies Conference
Friday, Sept 9th
Platte County Community Center South - Parkville
September Kids Night out - Sat, Sept 10th
Senior Star Wexford Place
Sun, Sept 11th
Platte County Senior Fare
& Caregiver Expo

Thurs, Sept 15 and
Thurs, Sept 22

Every September the Platte County Senior Fair & Caregiver Expo is available for senior citizens and/or caregivers in the Northland. This FREE event serves breakfast and will have around 50 exhibitors, multiple health screenings, and giveaways on the day of the event.
We offer an event for both North and South Platte Countians. The North event is located at the Platte County Community Center North/YMCA and the South event is located at the Riverside Community Center. 
Primrose Retirement Community
Saturday, Sept 17th
Car Show
The City of Parkville substantially completed improvements to Route 9 from Highway 45 to Lakeview Drive, including a new sidewalk that connects to Main Street. The project was a multi-year, large-scale project that added street improvements, trails, sidewalks, lighting, and a traffic signal.
The Route 9 Improvements Project began with the Route 9 Corridor Study, adopted in January 2016, that identified important transportation concerns, specifically the need for Complete Street improvements along Route 9 to improve safety, mobility, stormwater management, and multimodal accessibility. The improvements from Route 45 to Lakeview Drive represented the first three of the twelve segments.

Mayor Dean Katerndahl said, “The City is excited that the improvements have been substantially completed. It has greatly improved vehicular traffic through the community and includes design elements that enhance aesthetics and pedestrian movements. We are currently seeking funding opportunities for future phases.”
Route 9 has also seen other improvements within the corridor, including improvements to:
·         the entryway sign at the eastern edge of Park University;
·         the stone pillars on the east side of White Alloe Creek as you enter downtown;
·         new streetlights with banner brackets in front of Park University and the train depot; and
·         the intersection at 6th Street.

For more information about these projects, contact Public Works Director Alysen Abel at (816) 741-7676.
North Kansas City Hospital Ranks 54th in Forbes Best-in-State Employers

Forbes has listed North Kansas City Hospital and Meritas Health as the 54th top employer in Missouri. This honor comes on the heels of Forbes naming NKCH one of America’s Best Midsize Employers and a top midsize hospital and health system in the Kansas City area
in February. “I am proud we ranked among Missouri’s best employers,” said Stephen Reintjes Sr., MD, President and CEO of NKCH and MH. “From Environmental Services and Food and Nutrition to Nursing and Laboratory and everything in between, we are one team with one mission – to provide hope and healing to every life we touch.”

“We are committed to investing in our employees,” said Dawn Bryant, vice president of human resources. “In addition to offering competitive salary and benefits packages and opportunities for advancement, we continue to build on a culture of respect, diversity and empowerment. We exemplify our new employee orientation theme – Great Happens Here.”

Explore NKCH’s full range of services, and discover all of MH’s services.

Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce
8878 NW 63rd St, Ste 103
Parkville, MO 64152